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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Re: More Like This, Please

posted by on August 20 at 16:19 PM

That ad is okay, Anthony. This one’s much better:

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video no good.

Posted by Andrew | August 20, 2008 4:24 PM

horrible video. the info may be good but that's probably the worst political vid i've ever seen.

anthony's video was better.

Posted by sam | August 20, 2008 4:31 PM

Oh, but that tag line, "Sorry John, but your wife can't buy you THIS house" - that's pretty good!

Posted by COMTE | August 20, 2008 4:37 PM

That voiceover is awful. The guy who did it is extremely fat, and wears a mottled-pattern slip-over shirt with an elastic waistband.

I have visions...

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 20, 2008 4:45 PM

Good info, most of it, but terrible video, as noted.

And sadly no one will ever get anywhere but dead going after a POWs military record. Recipe for disaster.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | August 20, 2008 4:58 PM

Is that Pat Cashman doing the voiceover?

Posted by tim | August 20, 2008 5:09 PM

something tells me barack obama didn't approve that one.

salient points however.

Posted by max solomon | August 20, 2008 5:14 PM

Going after a war heroes record though? That's okay?

Why are rich former POWs sacrosanct?

Posted by Dan Savage | August 20, 2008 5:19 PM


Posted by tabletop-joe | August 20, 2008 6:56 PM

Great mud. By raising the questions about his best asset, it creates doubt. It worked against Kerry, why not McCain.

Posted by snarky | August 20, 2008 7:38 PM

Meh... If I was a POW or prisoner or captured by some random-evildoer-whoever, I would sign and admit whatever they wanted me to. I wouldn't wait 4 hours either; I'd do it right away. Forced confessions are about as meaningful as celebrity marriages.

Posted by GS | August 20, 2008 8:50 PM

This feels too much like the Swift Boat ads for my comfort.

Posted by nelson | August 20, 2008 8:59 PM

Except @12, that it's all factual, and quite easily verifiable.


Four years ago, I would have said exactly the same thing regarding impugning the military record of the recipient of a silver and bronze star, and three purple hearts, but we all know how that one turned out.

If McCain is going to use his POW status as a qualification for office, then by golly the other side has every right, nay an obligation, to call those qualifications into question, ESPECIALLY after what the GOP and their sock puppets did to Kerry.

Posted by COMTE | August 20, 2008 9:32 PM
It worked against Kerry, why not McCain.

Because McCain is a Republican?

Posted by w7ngman | August 20, 2008 10:22 PM

J.T.C.: I had nearly the same picture in my head, but more directly because I thought the voiceover guy sounds uncannily like Rush Limbaugh.

I was barely aware of the content of this clip because I was too preoccupied imagining some balding fatass in elastic-waisted Dockers and a loud golf shirt who's made his sad career in AM talk radio.

Posted by Hoyt Clagwell | August 20, 2008 10:45 PM

It's probably a good one to have on the internets, but certainly not linked to the Obama campaign. Except for the bit about propaganda. That's just not a fair hit and thus weakens the whole set of arguments.

Posted by Boojums | August 21, 2008 12:14 AM

Way TMI. It's one thing to throw up a lot of stuff, and see what sticks, but not all in the same ad.

Posted by ibc | August 21, 2008 3:11 PM

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